By Will Turner
Brining infuses meat with flavor while tenderizing it so when cooked, it’s juicy, tender and delicious. Check out Will Turner’s recipe for a Cajun brine solution and his technique for brining a 20-pound turkey overnight.
Cajun Brine Solution for Turkey Recipe
- 6 quarts Water
- 2 cups Sugar
- 1 cup Salt
- 1/2 cup Cajun Seasoning (Your favorite brand will work)
- 6 cloves of Garlic
- 2 stalks Celery
- 1 medium Onion
- 4 Bay leaves
- 1 Tablespoon Whole Black Peppercorns
- 1 bundle of Fresh Poultry herbs (Rosemary, Thyme & Sage)
- Juice of 2 lemons
Combine 2 quarts of water with the sugar, salt, and Cajun seasoning in a pot and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients, including 4 quarts of water. Allow the brine to cool for about an hour before pouring over the turkey in a brining bag and refrigerate overnight.